homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.234.0.85
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member

Home / Forums Index / Marketing and Biz Dev / Deprecated - Search Engine Submission
Forum Library, Charter, Moderator: open

Deprecated - Search Engine Submission Forum

    
Paid sumbission to Looksmart, Lycos, and Inktomi
should I do all 3? Inktomi lists Looksmart
Travoli

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 211 posted 5:47 pm on May 16, 2001 (gmt 0)

Hi all. I am getting ready to sumbit my URL to Yahoo Express ($199), Looksmart ($199) and Inktomi ($30) and I see that Inktomi lists Looksmart as one of their affiliates. Should I skip the Looksmart listing and go for the other 2, thereby getting the same coverage? Any others I should hit? Thanks!
Travoli

 

WebGuerrilla

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 211 posted 6:07 pm on May 16, 2001 (gmt 0)

I would not skip the Looksmart listing. Inktomi only supplies secondary results to Looksmart, so even if you ranked #1 in Inktomi, your listing would only show up if Looksmart has no match for the phrase. The same is true at MSN. All Looksmart matches are returned first.

If you need to pick between the two, go with Looksmart first.

Travoli

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 211 posted 2:39 pm on May 18, 2001 (gmt 0)

ok doky. I have one more question then. When I submit my main URL with links to my other URL's in Inktomi, will it spider to them also, or only stay within the one main URL? Thanks!

WebGuerrilla

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 211 posted 5:37 pm on May 18, 2001 (gmt 0)

The paid spider that returns every 48 hours will only index the pages you paid for. However, I have seen on occasion, the old non-paid spider show up shortly after the paid bot and index additional pages, but it's not something you can count on.

Travoli

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 211 posted 5:57 pm on May 18, 2001 (gmt 0)

Wow ok, so for example, it will only go to www.url.com and not www.url.com/section1/?

Ahh..

WebGuerrilla

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 211 posted 5:58 pm on May 18, 2001 (gmt 0)


Yes, you must pay for each page you want listed.

Travoli

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 211 posted 6:25 pm on May 18, 2001 (gmt 0)

So then, this seems like a great tool for optimization. If inktomi spiders every 2 days, I can change my titles and metatags to see how things work, and tweak every 2 days. Or is this not a good thing to do?

WebGuerrilla

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 211 posted 10:15 pm on May 18, 2001 (gmt 0)


Being able to tweak your page and find out the results in a couple of days is the biggest benefit of paid inclusion. There's no downside involved with doing it.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Marketing and Biz Dev / Deprecated - Search Engine Submission
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved